Silver and Roman Glass Oil Lamp Necklace
925 Sterling Silver
Length of chain: 17.2" / 44 cm
Size of pendant: 1" x 1.6" / 2.5 x 4 cm
Note: To preserve patina do not allow glass to come in contact with water.
The shape of this piece is based on the Israelite oil lamp, fueled with olive oil, which was the principal means of illumination in ancient times.
The shards of glass inlaid in this piece originate from fragments of glass vessels discovered in Israel, in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea shore.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.